A while back, I created a crostini recipe that was topped with ricotta, fresh figs, prosciutto, hot honey and olive oil. It turned out to be quite popular on Instagram and TikTok. I mean, what's not to love about that combo? So I decided to take those same elements and create this fig and arugula salad. It's perfect for peak fig season which starts in the spring and lasts throughout the summer. And it's also really easy to put together too. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Making this salad is easy and it can even be prepped in advance if you need.
The first thing you'll want to do is make the homemade croutons. You can of course use store bought, but homemade is so easy and I personally find them way tastier made this way.
I also really love the way you can tear the sourdough into irregular shapes, it's not only aesthetically pleasing, but it's also tasty done this way as well.
Make the croutons: place the torn sourdough into a large bowl and drizzle in some olive oil. You can also season with a pinch of salt too.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and once hot, toss in the sourdough. Let it get crispy and brown all over, while stirring occasionally. This will take about eight to ten minutes. Remove them and set them aside.
Make the dressing: whisk up the dressing, by adding all the ingredients into a small bowl or jar and set that aside.
Time to assemble: layer the arugula onto a platter or in salad bowl. Top with prosciutto, figs and walnuts.
Drizzle the dressing all over and then top with croutons and ricotta salata. Season with flaky salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Alright, are you ready to make this delicious, fig and arugula salad?
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This easy fig and arugula salad is perfect to celebrate fig season during the summer. Made with an easy balsamic dressing, and topped with homemade croutons and prosciutto.
For the balsamic vinegar, try to use a good quality one. I've bought this one several times and love it!